(UPDATE) Katrina Halili: I felt betrayed

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Posted at May 28 2009 05:17 PM | Updated as of May 29 2009 10:31 PM

An emotional actress Katrina Halili on Thursday said she felt betrayed after learning that the man she loved took a video of their sexual intercourse.

In her opening statement before the Senate committee investigating the sex scandal involving her and former lover Dr. Hayden Kho, the young actress reiterated that the sex video was done without her knowledge and consent.

“Wala po akong malay na ang bawat yakap at halik ay scripted. Buong-buo kong binigay ang puso at kaluluwa ko sa isang lalaki na gumagawa pala ng sarili niyang pelikula,” she said.

She said Kho made her believe that he loved her, too. The actress admitted that she was easily swayed by Kho because she was still young at that time.

“Minahal ko po si Hayden. Bata po ako kaya nga po madaling nalagyan ng piring ang aking mga mata para isiping ako lang ang nagmamay-ari ng puso niya… Ako daw ang prinsesa niya sa ikalawa niyang mundo. Bata pa po ako. Madali niya akong napaniwala,” she said.

She also slammed Kho and his mother, Irene, for accusing her of influencing the cosmetic surgeon to take illegal drugs. Halili denied ever using illegal drugs.

She lamented that she would forever be a victim in this sex scandal.

“Hangad ko po ang hustisya. Kahit alam ko pong habang-buhay ko ng dadalhin ang ginawa sa akin. Patay na po ako pero may video pa din at Internet,” she said.

The actress reiterated her call for the revocation of Kho’s license. She also said she wants the cosmetic surgeon to be put behind bars for what he did.
She also pressed the Senate to pass a stronger law that will protect women against sex videos.

Face-off

Both Halili and Kho attended Thursday’s Senate investigation on the sex scandal. During the hearing, Kho admitted that Halili was unaware that he was videotaping their sexual intercourse.

When asked how she felt to see Kho, the actress said: “Galit po.”

She lost projects and endorsements after the sex scandal broke out, Halili lamented.

“Maraming tao sa paligid ko na ang sama-sama ng tingin sa akin. Hindi po ako makalabas ng bahay. Kapag meron po akong taong nakikita, iniisip ko kung napanood ‘yong video ko. Sobrang sakit, sobrang galit, kung bakit nagawa ng hayop na ito sa akin,” she said.

Halili also broke down as she confronted the cosmetic surgeon.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development said the agency can provide psychosocial counseling to Halili “so that she can overcome the trauma and the pain she has right now."